Images: Pokémon / @genesimmons
Images: Pokémon / @genesimmons

Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company shared fresh details for the upcoming Switch games, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Alongside the mischievous Team Yell and the chimney-style, top hat-wearing Weezing form, brand new Pokémon Obstagoon was revealed.

In our social circles, the new design seemed to be receiving universal praise and not much more, but some corners of the internet couldn't help but notice a certain similarity to American rock band, KISS. The internet then did its thing, because of course it did.

Surprisingly, KISS singer and bassist Gene Simmons has commented on the similarity. Talking to Newsweek, he said:

"Pokémon has been a part of our household for decades, ever since our kids first discovered them. And to see Pokémon pay homage to KISS, is flattering."

Whether or not Obstagoon and the new designs for Zigzagoon and Linoone are actually based on KISS remains to be seen, but that's probably how we'll always see them going forward. Either way, it's nice to know Simmons approves of the design.

Are you an Obstagoon fan? Will you be humming along to 'Rock and Roll All Nite' when you battle with it in-game? Tell us below.

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